Games, film, and spoken word events highlight Black History Month at Shenango

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The Penn State Shenango Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee hosts a series of events throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month on campus.

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SHARON, Pa. — The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee at Penn State Shenango hosts a series of special events throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month on campus. 

From game shows and poetry readings to cultural food explorations and guest speakers, this year’s events offer students and local community members the chance to engage and learn about important topics surrounding diversity. 

Event Schedule 

  • Black History Jeopardy — 12:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in the Great Hall. Shenango Student Affairs will host a "Jeopardy"-style game to highlight some of the most significant contributions African Americans have made to U.S. culture. 
  • Represent Your Culture Event — 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Great Hall. The Shenango International Cultures Club invites the campus community to showcase its heritage using music, culture, food, etc., at an event in the Great Hall. 
  • Lunch & Listen — 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Great Hall. Brandon Wiley from Opened Eves will be sharing his vision of creating an inclusive environment and fostering culturally conscious conversations that inspire community growth, and enjoy a taste of culture while you listen featuring food from local diverse restaurants. 
  • Quartez Harris Poetry Reading — 12:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in Lecture Hall 223. "We Made It to School Alive," Harris' second collection of poetry, was inspired by his work as a teacher and gives voice to the experiences of the children he works with every day who deal with issues of gun violence, poverty, educational challenges and more. 
  • Film: "Behind the Shield: The Power and Politics of the NFL" — 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Lecture Hall 222. Hosted by the Diversity Film Series. 

Discover Black History Month events happening across all Penn State campuses.